Given the recent proposals for controversial developments of the Murrumbidgee Corridor being rushed to prior to the next election.
I'd like to point out the hypocrisy of the ACT govt in regard to cutting down trees.
The attached image is from page 10 of the chronicle edition of 17th June 2016.
The top half of the page is warning ACT residents to not cut down trees for firewood or for other reasons as the penalty can be up to $7500.
On the bottom half of the same page is a proposal to build 11,500 houses in West Belconnen along the environmentally sensitive Murrumbidgee Corridor.
I would like Andrew Barr and Mick Gentlemen to make public how many trees will be destroyed as part of the West Belconnen development and the proposed suburb of Thompson?
The number of trees to be removed is easily quantifiable (TAMS use tree markers before removal of street trees and put signs on trees before they are removed) and should be made known to the public and on the development plans.
I'd also like to ask Andrew Barr and Mick Gentlemen to confirm to the public how many of the Act threatened species they think are living along that river corridor? This is also quantifiable given there are various vulnerable species action
plans done by the ACT govt.
In case the minister is not aware of what a vulnerable species are the list can be found on the ACT government website http://www.environment.act.gov.au/cpr/conservation_and_ecological_communitie